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the national flood insurance program and how the insurance companies are responding to sandy with an industry representative. this is a half-hour. postcode let me introduce you to john prible, vice president of the independent insurance agents and brokers of america. our topic is the national insurance program. mr. purple, this article was in "the wall street journal" yesterday ensures market bubble tab. what's the responsibility when it comes to recovering from sandy? >> guest: sure, that article and a hand like really captures exactly what is going on. so when a typical insurance event for a hurricane, there's going to be damage caused by wind, wind storm damage, fallen trees. you see in the news media there's going to be fires or natural gas lines. all of this damage will be covered are your typical homeowner's insurance policy that is covered by the private insurance, so you're going to contact if you have a claim camile contact your insurance company. they're going to cover it with your limits and deductibles and it's going to be private policy. any damage caused by flooding is covered o
sandy for the government, private industry, the military, media, and education. in addition, this fall, we welcome one of the largest and most academically accomplished classes in our history after receiving a record 123,000 total applications for admission. these successes dwieb who we are and where we are going. we need to support those students and faculty members because they depend on us. our alumni and people of the commonwealth of pennsylvania depend on us for educational opportunities, economic development, and competitiveness, and our nation depends on us for ground breaking research and training for the next generation of leaders, scientists, thinkers, and teachers. allow me to put a few faces on the penn state community. will cat powers and will martin stand? cat and will, student leaders working to fight pediatric cancer through the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. since 1977, they raised more than $89 million for the four diamonds fund at the hershey medical center. we brought dvds of the documentary, with "why we dancer all of you. pick up a copy on the way
announced there's field hearings on sandy and telecommunications. >> guest: yes. i think the public notice issued struck the right tone and asked all the right questions. it is an opportunity to take a look at our world which has networks in many locations. we have to remember that in a lot of rural areas, you have one network, not four or five networks. there's a whrot of opportunities here. there's a lot of good work going on, but at the same time, there's also a lot of liability and concern rm -- concern. a lot of people's lives are dependent on this. this is not a luxury anymore, and, particularly, we're shifting emergency response stuff over from television and radio. we're now including texting in that and internet messages and if we're going to build a future on powerful networks that are capable of doing so much more than the old networks, we have to acknowledge that, you know, the time has come to have some basic principles in place, some basic safeguards so that when the prices hit, people know what to do and they are able to do it. >> host: herald feld, this is "the communicator
to the areas affected by hurricane sandy. a 45 minute speech at a cybersecurity summit she also said she hoped the senate would consider cybersecurity legislation after the election. >> it's a perfect morning to talk about scary things, scary things with unpleasant names like mel where and computer worms and trojan horses and even little messages when you get in your in box because you're nothing but headaches and loss. if you don't like the idea of people snooping around your in box or personal e-mail. you care about a company that stirs up electronically and worries about competitive theft over the internet and a few flaws and recently to the director of the cia painted a dire picture of day-to-day cybercrime and the foreign enemies if we don't show ourselves up can inflict enormous damage to the power grid water system and critical infrastructure. we would worry about plans and bombs and not worry about good intentions and acting skills. people care and increasingly so and so this morning "the washington post" has convened a stellar group of cyber experts to highlight the issue. the vulnera
needs in this nation. >> host: do you foresee a hearing on sandy and its affect? >> guest: i anticipate -- i'm not sure if it would be necessarily at the federal level. but i know in terms of this -- i'm pretty confident that there will be some assessment. normally on a state-by-state level. again, looking at and evaluating and making pronouncements is what we can do better. there will be hearings. i'm not sure if it will escalate to the federal level. >> host: thank you, mignon cyburn and paul kirby. this is the tremont on c-span2. "communicators" on c-span2. .. >> on the aid of the 2012 election former u.s. representatives talked about competitive u.s. house and senate races around the country. panels includes former representative former chairs of the republican, democratic national committees. from the bipartisan policy center in washington, this is an hour and 20 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> why don't we go ahead and begin. good morning everybody. i and a senior fellow at the bipartisan policy center and more relevant a former member of congress f
object and global warming which got a boost in the wake of hurricane sandy. and we'll have to see what happens. another category that was things that didn't get talked about,ic that's very unfortunate and first on that list, i would talk about health care defined as medicine, divided as curing things. we had for, you know, since the clinton ear are a, we a a a abundant discussion of who should get insured and who shouldn't and so on and so on. during the same twenty-year period, the number of quantity of medicine, actually emerging from the mm scientific pipeline has plummeted. the number of new drugs approved by the fda down 63%. the number of medical guys is down 40%. the number of [inaudible] is down 80 percent. the amount of venture capital field is down between one-third and three-fourths. nobody thinks it's going up. we're in the paradoxical situation, and president obama's re-election enunciate this further, we are committed to taking care of everybody in this country on health care. the truth of the matter, we had a prude version of national health insurance since the emergency
that right. when we filed the property case, chris and sandy, delete minus, their two boys are just entering high school. they're going to graduate in june and the monster like married. so we have to tell this human story as often as possible because that is what america cares about. we have to be smart and strategic and get them as fast as they can, but always remembering why we fought. i can't be more eloquent than you just were. >> you talk about the coalitions put in place for the work that was done this election season. how do you see our role as lgbt people are working on other issues of oppression and where do you see that needs to play out? they take those benefits but don't always get them back. >> you're right and medicine and patrick was talking about there. it is very important when you look at the fiscal cliff that we'll talk about it sequestration that if we don't come to a sensible resolution here, all people, including lgbt people. it's often silly when you have discussion is no lgbt people are part of the community impacted the health care or impacted by cuts in medical care
for a long time. recently exposed in the storm, sandy, where we lost one of our substations because we didn't make the investment. we as a nation, as a region didn't make the investment to make sure that the water did not come into that substation and in the ability for us to have a level of service into penn station in new york city, because those gates were so old. it was scheduled to get done as a part of the program and it is now scheduled to be done as part of the gateway program which is a discussion that this body needs to have for the future about how do we make those investments in infrastructure? i am hearing that today in many areas. so, really a subsidize cost is really about the long-distance trains where the business model doesn't work the same as the level of service along the northeast corridor and the need to connect that service. but we have to be careful coming into reorganizing amtrak. we had to find out whether it was the gao report or whether it was the ig report. we followed the ig structure in terms of developing a strategic plan. there's no question about that and i
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